Motto: Plan your installation, and FAI installs your plan.

About FAI

FAI is a tool for unattended mass deployment of Linux. It's a system to install and configure Linux systems and software packages on computers as well as virtual machines, from small labs to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and virtual environments. You can take one or more virgin PC's, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed, and completely configured to your exact needs, without any interaction necessary.

About is a web based build service to create custom installation images or ready-to-boot disk images for desktops, server, virtual machines or cloud-computing platforms.

  • [Jan 22, 2024] New ISO images availabe using FAI 6.2
  • [Jan 21, 2024] FAI 6.2 released
  • [Jun 10, 2023] A new Debian Live ISO images build by FAI with XFCE desktop
  • [April 11, 2023] The FAIme image builder now supports Ubuntu
  • [Feb 09, 2023] The FAIme build service now supports Debian 12 aka bookworm using FAI 6.0
  • [Jan 21, 2021] FAIme now adds non-free firmware needed for wireless cards
  • I announced the service
  • done Installs Debian, Ubuntu, Rocky Linux, CentOS, Rocky Linux, RHEL, SUSE, ...
  • done Centralized deployment and configuration management
  • done Automated installation of virtual machines using KVM, XEN or VirtualBox and Vserver
  • done Creation of custom disk image for OpenStack, KVM, VirtualBox, VMware, Azure, EC2, GCE
  • done Easy set up of software RAID and LVM
  • done Full remote control via ssh during installation
  • done Integrated disaster recovery system
  • done Every stage can be customized via hooks
  • done_all  And many more...
FAI is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL, version 2 or any later version.